Each day of August, the Institute will feature one initiative from the TalentNZ Menu of Initiatives. The Menu showcases four integrated work-streams – grow, attract, retain and connect.
Today we are showcasing ‘Attract 6. Showcase soft infrastructure’. For examples of this initiative, please see the Menu of Initiatives website. If you know of an organisation or initiative that should be included as an example on the website, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attract 6. Showcase soft infrastructure
Soft infrastructure is everything that exists that is not hard infrastructure. This includes the culture, social infrastructure and the norms that exist within the organisation, community or region. This initiative is about:
- Recognising lifestyle may be a large factor in the decision to move to this new location. Highlight how potential talent might live their life differently in this new location – what they might learn or experience differently.
- Offering a secure, clean and healthy environment is important. Clean beaches, safe roads, quality health and social services, such as an effective police force, are all important.
The Menu of Initiatives is part of our Project TalentNZ and focuses on how best to identify and distribute tools for councils, businesses and communities to design their own unique strategy for creating a talent-based economy. TalentNZ builds on Sir Paul Callaghan’s vision of making New Zealand ‘a place where talent wants to live’. Sir Paul outlined the reasons why his vision is important in a 20-minute video at the Institute’s StrategyNZ workshop in 2011. The focus of the Menu is on the ‘how’ – we are testing Sir Paul’s assumptions and exploring ways New Zealanders might turn this vision into a reality. To learn more about the TalentNZ project see www.talentnz.org.
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